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Interdisciplinary
Language
Latin

Interdisciplinary

INT 101 University 101 1 cr. An intensive orientation program offered to prepare incoming students for academic and social life at Minot State University. Students are introduced to the services and opportunities available through the University. Students also learn basic concepts behind higher education and engage in exercises that emphasize the use of writing and critical thinking.

INT 110 First-Year Seminar 2-3 cr. An academic course linked to two other courses to form a first-year experience learning community. The course should inspire and support the transition to university life and learning and provide opportunities to engage with the campus and larger community. Topics vary according to the theme of the learning community. Co-requisites: Two other courses required by the learning community.

INT 175 Transition to University Life 2 cr. This course is designed to ease the new student's transition into college and provide opportunities for the student to obtain knowledge and skills necessary to complete his/her educational goals. Some of the topics covered are: campus resources, stress management, assertive communication, conflict resolution, leadership, and money management.

INT 190 Study Skills 2 cr. Study skills development (e.g. time management, note taking, and test taking) is to prepare incoming and/or returning students for academic life at Minot State University. This class uses a mixture of lecture, in class discussion, hands on assignments and online WebCT tools to give student motivation to acquire and develop the skills needed for success in college and throughout life.

INT 299/499 Special Topics variable cr. Topics variable. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics. Repeatable for credit as topics change.

INT 496 Study Abroad (Non-Reciprocal) 12 cr. Students registered will study abroad in programs not governed by reciprocal exchange agreements with Minot State University. The course is considered as a placeholder and required for students studying abroad in order to maintain full-time status. Course and grades earned abroad will be entered as transfer credits from the host institution for the related semester of study abroad. Repeatable for credit. Consent of instructor required.

INT 497 Study Abroad 1-18 cr. Students registered will study abroad in programs governed by reciprocal exchange agreements with Minot State University. Programs include reciprocating foreign partner universities as well as programs of an exchange nature. The course is considered as a placeholder and required for students studying abroad in order to maintain full-time status. Course and grades earned abroad will be entered as transfer credits from the host institution for the related semester of study abroad. Repeatable for credit. Consent of instructor required.

Language

LANG 404 TA Foreign Language Seminar 3 cr. This course is designed to provide structure to the experience of teaching foreign languages as a Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA).

LANG 105 Writing Systems 3 cr. A history of the principal writing systems of the world and a discussion of how they work. In addition to studying cuneiform, Egyptian hieroglyphs, Chinese characters, Japanese kana and kanji, Korean hangul, Mayan glyphs, Hindi's devanagari, Linear A and B, Cree's alphasyllabary, Russian's cyrillic, Cherokee's syllabary, Hebrew and Arabic's consonantal writing systems, ample time will be spent tracing the history and development of the Roman alphabet's individual letters.

LANG 390 Foreign Language Methods 4 cr. Practical Methods for teaching foreign languages. Examines theories of second language acquisition and research in effectiveness of various teaching strategies. Includes a 60 hour practicum in high school classes with some practice teaching. This course is limited to and required of foreign language majors and minors in the BSE program. Does not count towards the residency requirements for the FL BSE major or minor. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education or department consent.

LANG 451 Study Abroad 1-4 cr. Students complete a significant period of immersion in the target culture. The foreign language faculty assist students with making arrangements for study abroad. Course restricted to declared FL BA/BSE majors and minors. Does not count towards the residency requirements for the FL BA/BSE major or minor; exceptions by department consent. Grading Basis: S/U. Repeatable for credit. Refer to MSU International Programs website for more information.

Latin

LAT 101 Beginning Latin I 4 cr. Introduction to the grammar and language of the Roman Empire with emphasis on Latinate words surviving into English. Throughout, students will be exposed to snippets from real Latin authors, e.g. Caesar, Vergil, Cicero, Ovid.

LAT 102 Beginning Latin II 4 cr. A continuation of Latin 101 with an introduction to more advanced grammar topics such as the subjunctive, indirect discourse, conditional sentences, and the supine. Increasingly more advanced literary texts are also introduced.

LAT 201 Intermediate Latin I 4 cr. A continuation of Latin 102 with primary focus on reading prose. Reading selections will come from Caesar's "Gallic Wars", Cicero's "Pro Caelio", Augustus' "Res Gestae", Suetonius' "The Twelve Caesars", and portions of Jeromes's Vulgate Bible. Prerequisite: Latin 102

LAT 202 Intermediate Latin II 4 cr. To continue in the reading of original Latin prose authors such as Cicero, Caesar, Tacitus, and Suetonius as well as to explore the works of various poets such as Vergil, Horace, and Catullus. A final portion of the class will offer an overview of the development of the Latin language into the Romance languages.